Ven.Rahula Thera pioneered welfare of the Sasana - President | Daily News


 

Ven.Rahula Thera pioneered welfare of the Sasana - President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a condolence message issued on the demise of Maharagama Siri Vajiragnana Dharmayanadipati Most Ven. Ampitiye Sri Rahula Nayaka thera said he was deeply saddened to hear of his passing away.

The message said Ven. Sri Rahula thera was a great bhikkhu who dedicated his life towards the perpetuation of the Buddhasasana and Buddhist culture.The social and sasana service rendered by him from the inception of the Maharagama Vajiragnana Dharmayatanaya exemplified his generosity.

He catered to the welfare of the sasana by visiting difficult areas in the country to deliver dhammadesana and creating temples and Senasanayas. Ven. Ampitiye Sri Rahula theras correct interpretation towards the Bhikkhu tradition resident in Aranyas and villages helped to build a disciplined student generation. Although he received honour and prestige abroad he received deep satisfaction in constantly engaging in a sasana and social service. He was a bhikkhu who pioneered the setting up of a Vajiragnana tradition by moving away from the traditional competitive daham pasala system.The anusasana delivered by helped to introduce to society the example given to the Vajiragnana generation that the country could not be built without building individuals”. The demise of the Ven. Ampitiye Sri Rahula thera who commanded the honour and respect of the maha sangha is a great loss to the sasana, country and society.

May the Ven Ampitiye Sri Rahula thera who rendered a great service to the sasana, country and society by living a life span of over 100 years attain the supreme bless of Nibbana.

 


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